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Benzoin: Oil, Tincture

This is actually a tree resin which is processed to turn it into a liquid. You may already be familiar with benzoin in the form of friar's balsam, but it is also used to make incense.

Coughs, colds and flu

Try steam inhalation.

Stiff or aching joints

Mix into a carrier oil and massage into the problem area, or use on a compress.

Nervous exhaustion, tension

Mix into a carrier oil and use for massage particularly around the neck and shoulder area.

Sore, dry skin

Mix into a carrier oil (wheatgerm oil is good) and apply to the affected area at regular intervals. You can also add it to your bath.

Itchy skin, dermatitis

Mix into a carrier oil or a perfume-free cream and apply to the affected area.

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